Tenpou Ibun: Ayakashi Ayashi

Ghost Slayers Ayashi

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Synonyms: Tenpouibun Ayakashiayashi, Strange Story of Tempou Era: Ayakashiayashi
Japanese: 天保異聞 妖奇士
English: Ghost Slayers Ayashi
Spanish: Ghost Slayers Ayashi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Mar 31, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.851 (scored by 45954,595 users)
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Ranked: #48172
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Popularity: #5104
Members: 17,117
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In the year of Tenpo 14, Yoi, monsters from another world attack Edo. Those who fight against them are members of Bansha Aratemesho. In public, Bansha Aratemsho is known as an organization to study foreign books. In fact, they are a organization dedicated to destroying the Yoi. These warriors are called Ayakashi. They gather information of odd events in the country, and are sent to destroy Yoi who appear. They are generally very strange people. For example, a guy who has lost his memory, a girl who dresses like a man. They have special powers with which to beat the Yoi.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Higashiyama, Mami


Orikasa, Fumiko


Koyama, Rikiya

Ogasawara, Hozaburo

Kawashima, Tokuyoshi

Torii, Youzou

Wakamoto, Norio


Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Planning
Maruyama, Hiroo
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Ryuusei Miracle" by Ikimonogakari (eps 1-12)
2: "Lone Star" by Captain Straydum (eps 13-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Winding Road" by Porno Graffitti (eps 1-12)
2: "Ai Toiu Kotoba" by Saki (eps 13-25)


Apr 30, 2008
Ayakashi Ayashi is set in the Tenpou era in Edo, Japan. The events in the story occur before the arrival of Commodore Perry. The leads of the show are a band of warriors known as Ayashi, who are commissioned to fight beasts from the other world, known as Youi.

The series starts out a little episodic (monster of the week, if you will). However, it comes off very well in blending fantasy into real history. The plot starts to pick up near the middle, but feels a little rushed near the end due to the fact that the series was originally planned for a 50 ...
Dec 19, 2009
Basically what sticks out about this show is that the art direction has a somewhat retro (not dated) feel. Nice Monster design in most episodes and short story arches so you dont feel like your just waiting for the action sequences. Also if you have studied any Kanji/Chinese then you'll like the main character's power of bringing out the monsters "Character" then turning it into a weapon. Overall an enjoyable ride.
Mar 9, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Anybody remember the name of Sho Aikawa? Well, people who follow anime and especially manga knows him from doing scripts for Fullmetal Alchemist, Martian Successor Nadesico, Gad Guard & Violence Jack to name a few but with this wholly original idea from him, it actually has a peak of interest in one anime connoisseur to another but once going in, should we be quick to call this a classic in the making?

Anyway, in the 14th year of the Tenpo era, there was a secret shrine for “Bansha Aratamesho” (a research institution for foreign literature and learners) under the city of Edo. To the public, ...

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